The Juilliard School is in the midst of ChamberFest 2017, a series of eight public concerts from January 9 to 14, featuring 95 Juilliard musicians performing music they’ve chosen and rehearsed during the school’s winter break. The festival kicked off at Juilliard’s Paul Hall with Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77, and Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25. Also planned are Brahms’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, Prokofiev’s Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39, plus works by Olivier Messiaen, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, John Harbison, and György Kurtág. J.S. Bach’s Cantata “Ich habe genug,” (BWV 82) is featured on January 14, and Pre-College students are featured in an afternoon program the same day of music by Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Dvořák.
Posted January 10, 2017